Joones has been battling back spasms

The London 2012 Olympic Games are drawing near. Colin Kaepernick 49ers Jersey . To celebrate each five-day mark, brings you up to speed on the biggest stories unfolding in the countdown to London 2012. Weather or Not Concerns over the wet British weather have been front and centre—especially after Great Britain recorded its wettest June on record. “Its only a bit of British weather,” said Charles Powell, a spokesman for the Met office, the national forecaster. “Its naturally variable.” But London Olympic organizers say they are ready for whatever Mother Nature brings.”The main thing is that we are used to it and we have planned accordingly,” said Debbie Jevans, director of sport for the Olympic Games. “It is something that is a fact of life. That is why our country is so lovely and green.”  Plans have been drawn to make sure organizers and spectators get the most up-to-date information possible. Weather forecasters will be working around the clock, providing long- and short-range forecasts for the event.   Getting into Rhythm Widely considered to be a long shot to make the final at the London 2102 Olympic Games, the Canadian womens rhythmic gymnastics team proved they have the ability to hang with some of the worlds best.  After reaching the final of the World Cup on Sunday, the six-member team finished in eighth spot, and were in contention for placement as high as fifth. “Our goal going into the competition was to make one final and in that final to compete with no major mistakes and we accomplished that,” said Alexandra Landry of Toronto. “On day two we were much stronger and stuck all our elements with no drops.” Other members of the team are Anjelika Reznik, Anastasiya Muntyanu, and Rose Cossar, all of Toronto, Kelsey Titmarsh of Thornhill, Ont., and Katrina Cameron of Mississauga, Ont. “With three weeks of training left until we step into the Olympic village, were already feeling ready,” said Landry. Gotta be Dreaming Count American President Barack Obama on the side of the Dream Team. Obama disagreed with a recent statement made by Los Angeles Lakers and Team USA guard Kobe Bryant that the 2012 team could beat the Dream Team from 1992. “This is a generational thing,” Obama said during the halftime interview of Team USAs exhibition win over Brazil on Monday. “I was around in 92, I was a Bulls fan, so Ive got to go with the original Dream Team.” The Dream Team, which was formed 20 years ago and rolled to gold at Barcelona 1992, featured 11 players now in the Hall of Fame.  “I suspect that Michael and Sir Charles (Barkley)  and others would point out they were probably never down at any point in any of their games,” Obama said. “But this is a great team, unbelievable talent.” The president added: “You know, Kobes a competitor, so you expect him to do a little trash talking whenever the opportunity arises.” Colin Kaepernick Black Jersey . The 17-year-old leads the QMJHL scoring list with two goals, five assists and a plus-6 rating. Drouin and linemate (and potential first-overall selection in 2013) Nathan MacKinnon combined for three goals and nine points as the Mooseheads crushed the host P. Frank Gore Authentic Jersey .J. — Capping a record-setting season with a spectacular display, Lionel Messi scored from three dazzling runs to finish with an unprecedented 82 goals for club and country and lead Argentina over South American rival Brazil 4-3 in a friendly Saturday. . The Minnesota Twins signed Josh Willingham to be their hammer in situations just like this, and the struggling slugger delivered in a big way against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Justin Smith Red Jersey . The team says an MRI on Sunday confirmed he tore the plantar fascia tissue and will return “as his symptoms permit. Randy Moss Elite Jersey . On Tuesday, both sides finally got their wish. After a 5 1/2-week absence from the Colts off-season workouts, the No. 1 overall draft pick showed up in a red No.Manchester, England (Sports Network) – Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand will not take part in his teams opening match at Everton on Monday, and could miss the next month because of a groin injury. Ferdinands absence comes at a time when United is already short on defenders with Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Jonny Evans all missing for Mondays game. Evans has missed the entire summer because of ankle surgery, while Smalling is expected to be out until October after he had an operation to repair a broken metatarsal. Joones has been battling back spasms and he has been advised to rest for the next month. Colin Kaepernick White Jersey. Injury trouble is nothing new to Ferdinand, but the 33-year-old is coming off of a season in which he appeared in 30 Premiership matches for the Red Devils. Nemanja Vidic is expected to take part in his first match for the club since a knee injury sidelined him for the rest of the season last December, while midfielder Michael Carrick could be called upon to partner Vidic in the middle of the back line on Monday. ‘ ‘ ‘

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